Recently, I shared an Instagram Reel showing how I made a candy bouquet for my son’s teacher for Valentine’s Day. My DMs were full of questions, so I wanted to dedicate this blog post to helping YOU create your own. In this post, I’ll share all the details for how to make a candy bouquet for Valentine’s Day or any time of the year.
Candy Bouquet Supplies
First, you’ll need to gather your supplies. I linked everything I used HERE on my Amazon Storefront. You can always go to the Dollar Store and shop for these materials on a budget!
For the base, you’ll need a foam block and four large candy bars. These Ghiradelli candy bars are the perfect size. I have also used the movie theater sized candy boxes for a more affordable option.
You’ll also need candy and wooden skewers.
I like to add tissue paper as well, and I created printable hearts since this candy bouquet was for Valentine’s Day.
How to Make a Candy Bouquet
Once you have your supplies, it’s time to assemble your candy bouquet. Putting it together is simple and fun!
You’ll begin by assembling the base around your foam block. I used my hot glue gun to attach the candy bars around the base. The candy bars I used here are wrapped in cardboard so nothing will melt. As I mentioned earlier, candy boxes would work too. Whatever you decide to use, make sure the candy is wrapped in material that will not melt.
Here is how it looks from the bottom.
Next, add your wooden skewers. I like to make them different heights to add some dimension. I leave the back ones higher and push the middle and front skewers a little further into the foam block.
Then, it’s time to add your candy. I use scotch tape to attach the candy to the wooden skewers. I use about three pieces on each candy to secure it to the skewer.
Adding tissue paper is optional, but I love how it looks. You only need a few sheets. Simply, stuff the tissue between the wooden skewers.
This part is optional. If you want to add a gift card, you can slide it onto one of the skewers in the front of the bouquet.
And there you have it…One Valentine’s Day candy bouquet all set for a sweet teacher!
Visit my Shop Site to purchase EDITABLE HEARTS for you to customize your own hearts. You can also purchase this resource in my TPT Store.
I hope this post has answered all the how to make a candy bouquet questions! I have created these for Valentine’s Day as well as for my daughters’ swim team banquets. The kids loved them! I also made one for my husband with lottery tickets instead of candy. The possibilities are endless!
If you try this, I would love to see how yours turns out. Please tag me on Instagram @kindergartenkornerbycasey.